Sir Hubert Wilkins was a fascinating character with many diverse interests. He was a war correspondent and photographer, polar explorer, naturalist, geographer, climatologist and aviator. After completing the world's first trans-arctic flight in 1928, Wilkins' dreams of exploration grew. He renovated a WWI submarine, enlisted a crew of 20, and planned to make headlines with a daring expedition. The ship was christened "Nautilus," made famous by Jules Verne's novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. In the riveting documentary FROZEN NORTH: SIR HUBERT'S FORGOTTEN SUBMARINE MISSION oceanographer Hans Fricke searches for the wreck of Nautilus. With a wealth of historical footage, modern re-enactments, and the help of a 1:1 steel model of the sub, one of the last polar adventures of our time is brought back to life.
Length: 51 minutes
- Saturday, February 15th at 11:05 AM on KLRU Q